Serial Killing Rapist Reginald Kimbro Pleads Guilty

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Reginald Kimbro (above in this photo from Mansfield County Jail) pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and four counts of rape.

A serial rapist pleaded guilty to multiple counts of rape and murder in a Texas courtroom on Friday. Reginald Kimbro, 28, agreed to a last-second plea agreement that kept him out of court, according to court records. The plea agreement could also potentially save his life by eliminating the death penalty.

Instead, Kimbro was sentenced to three life sentences and an additional 60 years in prison for raping six women, two of whom he now admits to having killed.

According to prosecutors, four other victims who were not charged were also willing to testify at his trial.

Two murder victims were killed within days of each other in April 2017.

Molly Jane MathesonThe 22-year-old briefly dated Kimbro while both were students at the University of Arkansas, according to the complaint. Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. She was found beaten and strangled to death on April 10, 2017, when her concerned mother came to check on her after she was absent from work.

Investigators later determined that Kimbro had washed Matheson’s body and her clothes to remove any trace of him from her apartment. However, he left behind his underwear, which provided detectives with a DNA sample that they could match at the scene.

Cell phone records and surveillance video also placed Kimbro at the scene, allowing police to arrest him on rape and murder charges just weeks after Matheson’s tragic death.

Kimbro happened again while the investigation was underway by raping and killing a stranger.

Megan Getrum36 years old, attacked while hiking at Arbor Hills Nature Reserve on April 14, 2017. Her body was found a few days later in a nearby lake.

Detectives were able to link Kimbro to that murder through his DNA and through eyewitnesses who reported seeing him at the reserve the night of Getrum’s disappearance.

Other victims of Kimbro’s violent sexual assaults began to surface during the years the district attorney’s office and detectives spent investigating the alleged murderer and rapist.

Prosecutors learned that “Kimbro was charged with aggravated sexual assault in Plano in 2012, in South Padre in 2014, and again in 2014 in Alan. At the time of Matheson’s murder, none of those cases were filed in their respective counties.”

The reason for that surveillance is unclear, but after linking Kimbro to the crime through DNA and CODIS, he was indicted for all three attacks and ultimately convicted.

Kimbro received two 20-year sentences and a life sentence for those three assaults.

A sixth victim also reported a 2014 sexual assault in Collin County, which resulted in Kimbro being sentenced to 20 years.

“Reginald Kimbro is a serial rapist and a serial killer. He used his personality and charm to attract women or drug them when it didn’t work,” said Tarrant County Assistant Criminal District Attorney. Allenna Bangs. “He talked case after case until his violence culminated in the deaths of Molly Matheson and Megan Getrum.”

Matheson’s death led to the birth of Molly Jane’s Law. That bill, passed by the Texas legislature with a major push from Matheson’s parents, requires members of law enforcement to enter any data obtained during sexual assault investigations into the database. National database maintained by the FBI.

“The women affected by Kimbro’s crimes are incredibly brave to go ahead with their experiences,” said Assistant District Attorney for the Tarrant County Criminal District. Simpson page. “This plea allows the Matheson family and Getrum to finally hear him admit to what he’s done and at the same time make sure he can’t do it again.”

As part of his plea agreement, the defendant agreed to waive all appeals.

Kimbro will return to court on Tuesday for victim impact statements.

Read the press release from the prosecutor’s office below:

Is there a trick we should know? [email protected] Serial Killing Rapist Reginald Kimbro Pleads Guilty

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